Some former Boko Haram terrorists have embarked on a protest in Borno state over non-payment of their allowance.
The former terrorists who are being held at Hajj Camp in Borno after surrendering to the Nigerian government caused a gridlock after blocking the Bulumkutu-Maiduguri highway during the protest on Friday, August 18, 2023.
They accused the federal government of withholding the N30k allowance they were promised.
Hundreds of ex-Boko Haram, protest, block road to demand N30,000 allowance— Caracal Reports Tv (@Caracal_Reports) August 19, 2023
Hundreds of Nigerian #BokoHaram terrorists who are being held at Hajj camp in #Borno State after surrendering rioted on Friday over N30,000 allowances promised by Government.
The ex-militant blocked the… pic.twitter.com/lllCqcPfZo
The video of the protest has sparked outrage on social media as Nigerians berate Former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for paying the ex-terrorists while Doctors embark on numerous strikes.
See some reactions gathered below:
Mhizberry111 wrote; “So Buhari was paying terrorist allowance while Doctors and co never chop?? Blood of Jesus!! Which kind country is this?? Isn’t it time them split this country??”
Waziri_anambra wrote; “And you say one Nigeria, hmmm I don’t preach agitation though but what happens to Biafra agitators in the southern part of the country specifically southeast, where they given the same recognition from the state government?”
Tobymartins wrote; “This is beyond a protest, what this means is that Buhari was paying this alarming number of individuals 30k of taxpayers money, monthly, people who killed, raped, looted, destroyed communities, etc. These people who are supposed to be sorry for their evil fed fat for a while to have the boldness to come out and demand free 30K for being forgiven for their dastardly and terrorist act!!!! What a shame. What a big shame on the Buhari government and the APC.”